Their separation grabbed headlines earlier this year and ending months of speculation about their marital status, Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan have finally filed for divorce.
They have filed their case at the family court in Bandra, reported a leading tabloid.
The divorce has been filed by mutual consent and soon, the couple will appear for mandatory counselling sessions.
With this, Malaika and Arbaz have ended their 18-year-long marriage.
SpotboyE.com had earlier given you a peek at the conversation between Malaika, 43 and her divorce lawyer Vandana Shah, soon after the separation was announced in March. (
What happened when Malaika Arora met her divorce lawyer Vandana Shah, 22 Mar 2016)
However, the news of their court visit comes as a surprise because the Bollywood grapevine was abuzz with whispers that the two stars were working on their relationship to avoid an annulment.
The rumours had gotten stronger recently after the estranged couple spent Karva Chauth together.
Arbaaz’s brother, Salman Khan, too had tried to play mediator between the warring couple as the Khan family did not want the marriage to end.
In fact, both Malaika and Arbaaz were spotted together on several occasions, the latest one being their son Arhaan’s birthday bash, held last week.
The couple had met at an ad shoot in 1998 and were married soon. They welcomed a son, their only child, in 2002.
The big question is, will this be an amicable end or will we see a long-drawn court battle?